We had mentioned a few times last week that we didn’t know the situation, with 20 year-old Dan Gosling and his injured knee.
Dan Gosling – good news on his injured knee
But news in the Sunday Sun today is that Dan has had a second operation on the knee, and now hopes to be back before the end of March.
But of course it was a big set-back when the knee that had been operated on last March, swelled up after he had played a few games.
And the Newcastle midfielder had an exploratory operation on the knee this week, and there was indeed a floating cartilage in the knee and it was trimmed.
This is fairly good news because it was not the Anterior Cruciate Ligament that was badly damaged when Dan was playing against Wolves last March, while still at Everton.
Quite honestly, we don’t care if we don’t see Dan play again this season, because the main thing is to ensure the knee is 100%, and that he can continue his career in football, that’s the main thing as far as we are concerned.
And Dan has already shown he is gifted young player, and should be a force in the side next seaosn.
Alan Pardew talked about Dan today:
“Dan has had his op. Basically when he came back there was fluid on the knee that we were concerned about,”
“The surgeon was suggesting that would subside when he had played some Premier League games. But it got a little bit worse and we thought there must be a problem.”
“It was the cartilage – they went in and trimmed it. but fortunately the cruciate ligament is not a problem.”
That’s good news indeed, and it must be so frustrating for the youngster – so if you want to do a good deed today, you can send Dan a message of support for his recovery.
You get angel wings for it. 😀